Period
to 22 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OSCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 871 656 869
Rank change year-on-year -215 +213 +43
Permanent jobs citing OSCP 118 80 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.69% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 85 61 125
10th Percentile £42,545 £45,000 £45,000
25th Percentile £53,750 £48,750 £52,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
75th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year - +4.00% -3.85%

OSCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 25,255 11,628 25,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.66% 20.33% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13,636 8,717 19,470
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

OSCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OSCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing OSCP in England.

Salary trend for OSCP in England

OSCP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing OSCP in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for OSCP in England

OSCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSCP within the England region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -199 63 £75,000 -16.67% 11
South East -100 22 £62,000 +15.35% 2
South West -44 10 £60,000 +14.29% 1
North of England -123 9 £65,000 -10.34% 1
West Midlands -71 7 £55,000 +10.00%
Midlands -96 7 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire -70 4 £55,000 -21.43%
North West -79 4 £67,500 -6.90%
East of England -98 2 £58,000 +28.89%
North East - 1 £67,500 - 1
OSCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT jobs citing OSCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for OSCP.

1 71 (60.17%) Penetration Testing
2 65 (55.08%) Information Security
3 59 (50.00%) CISSP
3 59 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (34.75%) CREST Certified
5 39 (33.05%) Social Skills
6 37 (31.36%) CEH
7 34 (28.81%) Finance
8 32 (27.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 32 (27.12%) Offensive Security
9 30 (25.42%) NIST
10 28 (23.73%) Firewall
10 28 (23.73%) SIEM
11 27 (22.88%) Mobile App
11 27 (22.88%) Application Security
11 27 (22.88%) Red Team
12 26 (22.03%) Burp Suite
12 26 (22.03%) Security Testing
13 25 (21.19%) OWASP
13 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (21.19%) Kali Linux
14 24 (20.34%) Azure
15 22 (18.64%) GIAC
15 22 (18.64%) GDPR
16 21 (17.80%) Network Security
16 21 (17.80%) Vulnerability Management
17 20 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
17 20 (16.95%) Threat Modelling
18 19 (16.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 19 (16.10%) Threat Intelligence

OSCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 24 (20.34%) Azure
2 17 (14.41%) AWS
3 9 (7.63%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (6.78%) PaaS
4 8 (6.78%) Serverless
5 7 (5.93%) Power Platform
6 5 (4.24%) GCP
6 5 (4.24%) SaaS
7 4 (3.39%) Akamai
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.85%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.73%) Firewall
2 21 (17.80%) Network Security
3 10 (8.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.08%) WAN
6 5 (4.24%) HTTP
6 5 (4.24%) Wireless
7 4 (3.39%) VPN
8 3 (2.54%) DNS
8 3 (2.54%) SMTP
9 2 (1.69%) DMZ
9 2 (1.69%) LAN
10 1 (0.85%) DHCP
10 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.85%) IPv6
10 1 (0.85%) SD-WAN
10 1 (0.85%) SSL
10 1 (0.85%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.85%) VSAT
10 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) Power BI
3 5 (4.24%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (4.24%) MySQL
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.69%) DTS
6 1 (0.85%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 26 (22.03%) Burp Suite
2 8 (6.78%) Emacs
3 7 (5.93%) Metasploit
4 4 (3.39%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 39 (33.05%) Social Skills
2 34 (28.81%) Finance
3 7 (5.93%) Marketing
4 6 (5.08%) Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Legal
5 4 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Law
6 3 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.69%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Tester
2 29 (24.58%) Penetration Tester
3 17 (14.41%) Analyst
4 15 (12.71%) Security Engineer
5 14 (11.86%) Architect
5 14 (11.86%) Security Architect
6 13 (11.02%) Security Analyst
7 10 (8.47%) Consultant
7 10 (8.47%) Senior Security Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) Applications Architect
8 8 (6.78%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Lead Tester
9 7 (5.93%) Security Consultant
10 6 (5.08%) SOC Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 4 (3.39%) IT Analyst
12 4 (3.39%) Network Security Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Senior Architect
12 4 (3.39%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.17%) .NET
2 11 (9.32%) OAuth
2 11 (9.32%) OpenID
3 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.39%) SOAP
4 3 (2.54%) SAML
5 1 (0.85%) ISPF
5 1 (0.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.88%) Mobile App
2 14 (11.86%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.63%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (6.78%) Cloud Native
4 8 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (6.78%) SCADA
5 5 (4.24%) Cyberattack
5 5 (4.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.39%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (3.39%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.69%) User Experience
9 1 (0.85%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.19%) Kali Linux
2 19 (16.10%) Linux
3 15 (12.71%) Windows
4 12 (10.17%) Unix
5 4 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (60.17%) Penetration Testing
2 65 (55.08%) Information Security
3 59 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (27.12%) Offensive Security
5 28 (23.73%) SIEM
6 27 (22.88%) Application Security
6 27 (22.88%) Red Team
7 26 (22.03%) Security Testing
8 25 (21.19%) OWASP
8 25 (21.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (17.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (16.95%) Threat Modelling
11 19 (16.10%) CI/CD
11 19 (16.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 19 (16.10%) Threat Intelligence
12 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (11.86%) Risk Management
14 13 (11.02%) Security Operations
14 13 (11.02%) Static Application Security Testing
15 12 (10.17%) Dynamic Application Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.10%) Python
2 16 (13.56%) C#
3 13 (11.02%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.47%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.78%) TypeScript
6 6 (5.08%) C
6 6 (5.08%) C++
7 5 (4.24%) Java
7 5 (4.24%) Perl
8 3 (2.54%) Bash
8 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.69%) R
9 2 (1.69%) VBA
10 1 (0.85%) Go
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.85%) Ruby
10 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (50.00%) CISSP
2 41 (34.75%) CREST Certified
3 37 (31.36%) CEH
4 22 (18.64%) GIAC
5 20 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (15.25%) OSCE
7 13 (11.02%) Degree
7 13 (11.02%) SANS
8 12 (10.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (10.17%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (10.17%) SSCP
9 10 (8.47%) CISM
9 10 (8.47%) Security Cleared
10 8 (6.78%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (6.78%) CISA
11 6 (5.08%) CCSP
11 6 (5.08%) CHECK Team Leader
11 6 (5.08%) Cyber Scheme
11 6 (5.08%) GCIH
11 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (27.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (25.42%) NIST
3 22 (18.64%) GDPR
4 18 (15.25%) PCI DSS
5 7 (5.93%) HIPAA
5 7 (5.93%) QA
6 6 (5.08%) NCSC
7 3 (2.54%) GLBA
7 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.85%) GRC
9 1 (0.85%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) Nessus
2 5 (4.24%) Nmap
3 3 (2.54%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.54%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.54%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.69%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.69%) HP Fortify
4 2 (1.69%) QRadar
4 2 (1.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Oracle
2 9 (7.63%) Splunk
3 7 (5.93%) Qualys
4 4 (3.39%) ArcSight
4 4 (3.39%) Imperva
4 4 (3.39%) Tripwire
4 4 (3.39%) VMware
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco
5 3 (2.54%) HP
5 3 (2.54%) Intel
5 3 (2.54%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.69%) Black Duck
6 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.69%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.69%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.85%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.85%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.85%) Symantec